NSE - Nuclear Science & Engineering at MIT


Give to NSE

NSE’s mission is to develop the next generation of leaders of the global nuclear enterprise while providing technical leadership in energy and non-energy applications of nuclear technology. As one of the world’s leading academic nuclear departments, we also have a responsibility to inform public debates on the wise uses of nuclear science and technology. We need your help to attract and retain the next generation of leaders. Your partnership at any level is appreciated and important.

Core Needs



  • Nuclear Science Maker Space Fund (3894705)
    Gifts of alumni/ae and friends to support maker space activities and operations in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.


  • Norman C. Rasmussen Fund (3236800)
    An endowed chair to award and support an outstanding junior Nuclear Science and Engineering faculty member. It is named in honor of Professor and Department Head Norm Rasmussen who pioneered probabilistic risk analysis for nuclear power plants.


  • Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Graduate Student Support Fund (3303510)
    Gift of alumni/ae and friends in honor of Professor Mujid S. Kazimi to support graduate students in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. If the fund reaches 500K, students will be called Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Fellows. Learn more about the Mujid S. Kazimi (1973) Graduate Student Support Fund.

  • Michael J. Driscoll (1964) Fund (3296750)
    Gifts of alumni/ae and friends for graduate student financial assistance in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. Learn more about the Michael J. Driscoll (1964) Fund.

  • Nuclear Science & Engineering UROP Support Fund (3133900)
    Appropriation of funds to establish an endowed Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program fund for undergraduate nuclear engineering students.

Problem Solving and Discovery

  • The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon Constrained World
    This research study aims to identify the prospects for innovative nuclear technologies, policy and business models, and regulatory governance mechanisms to accelerate the transition to a lower-carbon global energy system in the United States and around the world.
    The PSFC aims to catapult fusion energy from the research center to the power grid on a timeline that is relevant to climate change. To reach this goal, the Center will focus on a mission to design, build, and operate a new fusion device called SPARC that will carry out the world’s first demonstration of net energy from fusion — a historic moment for mankind and the first new energy source of the millennium. Significant philanthropic support is required to make this vision a reality. Please click here to make a gift to the SPARC Fund. Early gifts to this expendable fund will have the highest strategic impact on the project by supporting people (students, faculty and staff) and providing the team with the appropriate materials, equipment and lab space. Your gift will help launch the first phase of the project.

Department of Nuclear Science & Engineering

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